Eco-Human Theory and Practice
ISSN 2713 – 184x
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Ecological Education
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The Claremont International Forum on Ecological Civilization (a.k.a. the Claremont Eco Forum) is the earliest and largest forum on ecological civilization in the West. The Forum is organized by Institute for Postmodern China ( and Center for Process Studies ( since 2006. Those two non-profit organizations work close with their partners, such as Pitzer College, School of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont School of Theology, University of Seattle, City of Claremont, Pomona College, US-China Association of Environmental Education (UCAFEE), Central Bureau of Compilation &Translation of CCP, China Society for Dialectics of Nature, School of Agriculture & Rural Development at Renmin University of China, Chinese Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association, South China Institute of Environmental Science/Ministry of Environmental Protection, Guangxi Normal University Press (GROUP), University of Oregon (Eugene), China Ecological Civilization e-news letter, Jianghai Academic Journal, Center for Constructive Postmodernism Studies at Harbin Institute of Technology, China Social Entrepreneur Foundation, The Center for Environmental Philosophy of University of North Texas, Earth Rights Institute, Huanghe Science & Technology College, Institute of State Governance at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, JiaodaoXiaodao, EcoCiv, Budapest Center For Long-term Sustainability, EnviroLab Asia, University of La Verne and Cobb Institute to make this ecological forum a reality in the past. 

The 16th International Forum on Ecological Civilization & 5th International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization have been held on May 25-27, 2023, fully online, and their main theme was Deep Transformation for Ecological Civilization. 

The mission of the forum is to bring together creative academics, non-profit leaders, governmental officials, and leading activists, Chinese and Non-Chinese, to explore new worldviews, new way of thinking, new models of development, new way of organic farming, and new models of education in the transition toward ecological civilization. Thus far, more than 60,000 have participated in the Forums and exert widespread influence.

Ecological civilization consists of local communities in urban and rural settings that are creative, compassionate, participatory, humane to animals, ecologically wise, and spiritually satisfying, with no one left behind. These kinds of communities can flourish in many different parts of the world.

This forum is an annual forum which started in 2006. Every year, there are more than 100 environmentalists, scholars, government officials who participate in this forum. Many Medias including The People’s DailyXinhua News, and International Daily have reported the forum. Some scholars published reports on this forum. During the Forum, the John Cobb Common Good Awarding ceremony was held. So far, 12 persons have received this award, they are: Sheri Liao, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Dean Freudenberger, Mark Anielski ,Zongchao Liu, Tiejun Wen, Jay McDaniel, Herman  Daly, Jinlei An, Sharon Snowiss, Shuyuan Lu, Joean Oon Siew Kee and Kongjian Yu. 

Among these recipients, Dean Freudenberger is a pioneer of regenerative agriculture in the US, and Mr. Jinlei An is a well-known Chinese organic farmer who has grown organic crops for more than 20 years.

Beginning 2018, the Forum also hosted the International Youth Forum on Eco-civilization. Recommended by China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, last year's forum was selected as the "2022 National Important Academic Conference" by the Ministry of Science and Technology, PRC.

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About the journal

In accordance with the Law of the Russian Federation on the Mass Media, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) on September 22, 2020, the web-based publication - The peer-reviewed scientific online journal "Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice" was registered (registration number El No. FS77-79134).

“Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice” is the international multidisciplinary Journal focused on building an eco-human paradigm, disseminating eco-human knowledge and technology based on the alliance of ecology, humanities and the arts. Our journal aims to be a vibrant forum of theories and practices aimed at harmonizing the relations of mankind and the natural world in the interests of sustainable development, the creation of Eco-Humanity as a new community of human beings and more-than-human world. The human being is an ecological being, not separate from the world. The Ecopoiesis journal is based on that premise and aims to develop a body of theory and practice within that framework.

The Journal promotes dialogue and cooperation between ecologists, philosophers, doctors, educators, psychologists, artists, musicians, designers, social activists, business representatives in the name of eco-human values, human health and well-being, in close connection with concern for the environment. The Journal supports the development and implementation of new environmentally-friendly concepts, technologies and practices in the various fields of health and public life, education and social work.

One of the priority tasks of the Journal is to demonstrate and support the significant role of the arts in their alliance with ecology and the humanities for the restoration and development of constructive relations with nature, raising environmental awareness and promoting nature-friendly lifestyles.

The Journal publishes articles describing new eco-human concepts and practices, technologies and applied research data at the intersection of humanities, ecology and the arts, as well as interviews and conference reports related to the emerging eco-human field. It encourages artwork, music and other creative products related to eco-human practices and the new global community of Eco-Humanity.